Out Here: Three Short Films About Rural LGBT Life

Thursday, October 5, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Austin Bunn Film Event

Three award-winning short films by Austin Bunn, Associate Professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts and the Director of the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity at Cornell University. Bunn co-wrote the script for Kill Your Darlings (Sony Pictures Classics), starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and won the International Days Prize at the Venice Film Festival. He's written feature screenplays and television pilots for Fox 2000, Lionsgate, Participant Media, Tomorrow Studios and served as a mentor at the Screenwriters' Colony (Nantucket) and Outfest Screenwriting Lab. His award-winning short films, including "Lavender Hill," "In the Hollow," "Ascent," "Ghosts," and "Campfire" have screened at Frameline (SF), OutFest (LA), InsideOut (Toronto), Brooklyn Film Festival (NY), Provincetown International Film Festival (MA), Sidewalk Film Festival (AL), Milwaukee Film Festival (WI), Skabmagovat Indigenous Film Fest (Finland), MEZIPATRA (Czechoslovakia), USN Expo (Italy), and elsewhere. "Ascent" is now distributed on television by Shorts TV (nationally and internationally). Bunn in also the author of the short story collection The Brink, published by Harper Perennial and selected as a Lamdba Lit finalist and Electric Literature "Best Short Story Collection of 2015." His next book on short film screenwriting will be published with Bloomsbury in 2024.

From 2008 to 2013, Bunn served as an assistant professor in GVSU's Department of Writing.

Location Information

Kirkhof Center Rm. 2250
10670 S. Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401

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Contact Information

Robyn Toth, [email protected], (616) 331-3219

Hosting Department, Organization, or Business

Frederik Meijer Honors College, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center


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This event was added to the calendar by Roger Gilles (gillesr@gvsu.edu) on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 and was last updated on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 11:06 a.m.